Advocacy and Events

Indigenous Environmental Justice Project at Toronto Public Library - October 10th, 2018

On October 10th, 2018, two members of the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project-Meagan Dellavilla and Nasreen Hussain conducted an hour long presentation at the Beaches branch in downtown, Toronto. The presentation began with a land acknowledgement honouring the ancestors of the land and an introduction of the IEJ project and each member’s involvement in it. The […]

Decolonizing Conservation: How ENGOs Can Support Reconciliation in the Conservation Sector

Presented by Sustainability Network at CSI Annex on Friday, September 21st, 2018. ICE on Decolonizing Conservation Decolonizing Conservation: How ENGOs Can Support Reconciliation in the Conservation Sector As we gathered in the Garage at the Centre for Social Innovation on a very windy Autumnal equinox evening the event began with an opening ceremony led by […]

Be the Water

Presented by Dr. Deborah Danard at the University of Toronto on September 18, 2018. On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Dr. Deborah Danard, an Anishinaabekwe from Rainy River First Nation shared Indigenous water teachings with a group of students at the University of Toronto. “Be the Water” was the title of her presentation. It challenged the […]

Masters Indigenous Games

About the Games The purpose of the Masters’ Games is to provide Indigenous adults aged 20 years and older the opportunity to compete against their peers in a variety of contemporary and traditional sporting activities. For Indigenous adults, the Masters’ Indigenous Games are an opportunity to get physically active, engage with community and participate in […]

Indigenous Environmental Justice Project will be presenting at the Lillian H. Smith Branch on Friday, May 25th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

When: Fri May 25, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (60 mins) Location: Lillian H. Smith  About: Members of the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project (IEJ Project) will introduce the concepts of environmental justice and will present recent research findings. The IEJ Project is a SSHRC-funded initiative based out of York University whose research aims […]

Anishinaabe Elder Lewis Debassige (M’Chigeeng First Nation) will be speaking to the History of Indigenous Peoples Network on Wednesday, February 28, from 10:30 to 12 noon in Kaneff 749. He will be speaking on Anishinaabe stories and histories.

Lewis Debassige has been working with the Ojibwa Cultural Foundation since its inception in 1974. He is well known for his work as an activist and political advocate for Indigenous rights and education. As a member of the Union of Ontario Indians and the National Indian Brotherhood in the 1960s and 70s, Lewis took part […]

Justice for Tina Fontaine: Statement of Solidarity from the Indigenous Women's Leadership Forum

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM February 23, 2018 Ottawa We are the participants of the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Forum, gathered in Algonquin territory in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. We are women of Indigenous nations from Ontario and beyond, who have come together to share our knowledge and support one another in […]